letting go of fear

Are you afraid? Are you not letting go of fear? Yeah, be honest.  I get it.  I was for weeks after COVID hit. This is unprecedented in many of our lifetimes. But why be afraid?  Last week I started by ten things list that small business owners need to do to stay open with this…

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local business

Local business in 2020. Even though COVID has turned the world upside down, it is possible for local business to thrive.  A few years ago after the 2008 economic meltdown, I read a book from Neal Donal Walsh, “When everything changes, change everything”.  Those words have echoed in my head a lot in the last…

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Small Business we are open

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was recently signed into law. It was created to help small businesses during this time of economic downturn as the largest financial assistance bill to date. Part of the CARES Act has allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the…

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Small business owner working on laptop - We’re sure you were stressed prior to the Covid-19 outbreak and know it has only increased - you to take care of yourself as a small business owner.

If you’re a small business owner, the world seems like a pretty scary place right now. There is so much uncertainty in the air. People who have never experienced anxiety are starting to struggle with it. And those of us familiar with the emotion are feeling it tenfold. It feels like there is always something…

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Laptop opened to Google browser window. In May of 2019, it appears that a change was made in Google’s Algorithm for search. What is the impact of Google and Local Business?

In May of 2019, it appears that a change was made in Google’s Algorithm for search. This change seems to have begun using local search techniques to reward small businesses using Google My Business naturally and effectively. At onCOREventures, we have seen this firsthand with some of our clients. At the annual Duct Tape Marketing…

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Slice of pumpkin pie on a white plate on a wooden table. Gratitude for Wellness. As we approach another Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and all the changes that came with it.

Gratitude for Wellness. As we approach another Thanksgiving, we want to take a moment to reflect on the past year and all the changes that came with it. As a marketing strategy firm, it can be hard to not get caught up in the industry and what the larger, “more successful” firms are doing. What’s…

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Today, I’m going to explain these three vital elements of your financial freedom strategy: your business, your real estate, and your personal bank.

Guest Post on Your Financial Freedom by Stephanie O’Brien. Stephanie is a content marketing copywriter and group program design specialist and a Member of Liberty Group and Liberty Digital Marketing Services. Creating lasting financial freedom takes more than just hard work. It takes knowledge, strategy, and three key components that enable you to make money…

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BALLE represents over 22,000 independent business members across the U.S. and Canada, with the mission to help local business flourish!

“BALLE is changing how we think about the purpose of business and the economy. They are changing the mindsets of “every-man-for-himself” to an understanding that real security comes from community – from sharing not hoarding, from a partnership, not domination.” (1). BALLE, or the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, is a network of socially…

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Starting a business podcast - we’re going through the ins and outs of podcasting ranging from creating mp3s to hosting your audio.

Podcasts seem to be taking over the world today. They cover a wide array of topics, giving audience niches everywhere fresh new content to enjoy. If you’re one of the millions of people who regularly listen to podcasts, you understand why they have become so popular. And perhaps you yourself have thought about giving the…

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